Waterworld: The TV Series?

Waterworld (1995) Movie PosterIt could happen, fans of post-apocalyptic (and watery) mayhem. That is, if the good folks at Syfy Films, a new venture from the Syfy Channel and Universal have their way.

The idea to return to Kevin Costner’s notoriously soaky “Waterworld” has been in the works for some time, apparently, but it’s just now starting to get some traction. Of course, none of this means the show will actually get made, but word is it’s been “talked about endlessly” and remains a very real possibility.

Kinda like the last piece of dry land in the movie, if you will.

So why the sudden interest to revisit the infamous Costner bomb? The movie gets high ratings every time Syfy re-runs it on their channel, leading the cable net to think there is an audience for this. Hell, I’m probably one of those people who keeps watching the movie when I stumble across it. You’re welcome, Syfy.

1995’s “Waterworld” was, at the time, the most expensive movie ever made. The film’s production was plagued with problems both natural and human, and eventually went on to bomb at the box office. But the film has made back a lot of its production budget through home video sales and other ancillary earnings, making it no longer the flop it was originally seen as.

In a lot of ways, it’s become a cult hit, and I for one would love a TV series based off it. There are also talk of a theatrical sequel, or possibly a direct-to-DVD reboot/sequel of sorts. Personally, I’m more inclined towards the TV series…

Via : Forbes